Graham King’s GK Films has acquired the feature film rights to the “Tomb Raider” video game franchise and will reboot the series with an aim for a 2013 release.
The hugely popular game series, first published in 1996, followed the daredevil archaeologist Lara Croft on a series of global missions.
No writer has been hired for the film adaptation as yet and it’s likely they intend to reboot the franchise with a Lara Croft origin story rather continuing on from the two previous Angelina Jolie-led films produced at Paramount Pictures.
This is confirmed by the official press release which indicates the intention to “create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara Croft.”
Warner Bros. Pictures and producer Dan Lin previously attempted to develop their own reboot two years ago, but that version never got beyond the development stage. King and Tim Headington will produce this version.
2001’s “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and 2003’s “Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” grossed $432 million worldwide despite poor reviews for both films.